We understand that a Women’s experience represents a significant investment for any family. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an exceptional college experience including a full board accommodation service at a fair value.

The residency fees cover the costs for the study bedroom, cleaning of the room, full catering (including Formal Dinners) and access to College facilities such as the library, theatre, tennis courts, the Freda Bage Common Room. In addition, tutorials, pastoral care, ready to lead program, security and other benefits of College life are all provided.

The residency fees are levied for the full academic year, excluding the semester vacation weeks, commencing at midday on the first Sunday of each semester, and ending at 10.00 am on the final Sunday.

Fees are payable for the entire academic year, irrespective of whether students choose to spend days during the semesters away from College.

The sundry fees cover the costs for students to access all the sporting, cultural and community activities available within College during Orientation Week, some Women’s College merchandise, College registration and Student Club fees. These fees are payable at the relevant time of year.

All costs include GST.

There are two type of rooms available to students and the fees are different for each type.

Study Room refers to a single bedroom with shared bathroom facilities.
Ensuite Room shares an ensuite bathroom with another study bedroom.

Academic Year Key Dates

Semester Periods – 2019

  • Semester 1: Sunday 24 February to Sunday 23 June 2019
  • Semester 2: Sunday 21 July to Sunday 17 November 2019

Vacation Periods – 2019

  • Tuesday 1 January – Sunday 24 February 2019             55 days
  • Sunday 23 June – Sunday 21 July 2019                        29 days
  • Sunday 17 November – Tuesday 31 December 2019     45 days

New students will be required to pay a $1,000 deposit within 14 days of a formal offer received to secure their room for 2018.

The total cost for a new student to reside in College for the Academic Year:

  • Study Room (catered) is $20,952 + charges per below
  • Ensuite Room is $22,732 + charges per below

Additional charges – There are additional charges that relate to the student club, registration and O week fees which are applied on a per academic year (depending on if the student is new or returning). These fees primarily help cover costs associated with O Week, social, sporting and cultural activities the student club is responsible for administering. Please note students may purchase additional items during the year such as merchandise and these are applied to students’ accounts at the time of purchase:

Additional Items Notes Study Room Ensuite Room
New students fees
Orientation Week Accommodation Orientation Week is not included in the Academic Year $616 $669
Orientation Week Activities Covers costs of special events $140 $140
Orientation Week Women’s College Polo Shirt and Cap The Women’s merchandise helps identify our students in a very busy period and imbues the College spirit $60 $60
College Registration To cover the administration costs $250 $250
All Students Fees

Student Club Fee

$125 per semester $250 $250
New Student – total

Returning student – total





Vacation Fees: Study Room is $88 per day. Ensuite Room is $96 per day. The fees will be added to the next fee account.

Invoicing for the residency fees is done, in advance, on a quarterly basis for domestic students and per semester for international students.  Please note that sundry items such as O Week and Student club fees are added to the first invoice. The payment schedule table below relates to the residential fees only:

Details 1st payment
(Semester 1)
2nd payment
(Semester 1)
3rd payment
(Semester 2)
4th payment
(Semester 2)
Payment due date January 4 March 22 June 7 August 23
Study Room $5,238 $5,238 $5,238 $5,238 $20,952
Ensuite Room $5,683 $5,683 $5,683 $5,683 $22,732

Payment of Fees: Any of the following methods can be used to pay College accounts.

  • make payable to The Women’s College
  • post Attention: The Business Manager, The Women’s College, College Road, St Lucia QLD 4067
  • See below
Credit Card & EFTPOS
  • Master card or Visa are accepted either for payments from credit card accounts or savings accounts where you have a visa or mastercard logo on the relevant card.
  • Please pay online through the secure Westpac Payment Gateway via the ‘pay an invoice’ page  HERE. Please contact the College on 3377 4500 if you have any enquiries
  • Payment can also be made at College Reception
Bank Deposit
  • Westpac
  • BSB 034-002
  • Account 980917
  • Please include room no and student’s name

Accounts: All accounts will be emailed to the nominated account email address and must be paid by the invoice due date. Should you wish to check or change the nominated account email address, please contact the College.
Receipts will only be issued on request and will be placed in student mail boxes, or emailed if requested. It is the responsibility of each student to either pay the account herself, or to arrange for her parents/carer to pay it.

Late Fees: If an account is overdue, a $10 overdue fee will be applied for each week that the account remains unpaid.

Family Discount: Where two sisters live in College simultaneously, a 7.5% discount will be applied to one of the sister’s accounts as determined by the College.

Guest Fees – Meals: Students may bring guests to College meals.The cost of a casual guest meal is $14.00 per meal. Meal charges will be added to the next fee account or the student or guest can pay at reception.

Guest Fees – Room guest: Each student may apply to the Head of College to have guests stay in her room.  Only one guest at a time may stay. For the first three nights of each stay, the student will be billed only the cost of the guest’s meals. This allowance applies for a total of 14 nights over the year. For the fourth and subsequent nights, and after a total of 14 nights has accumulated, full accommodation charges apply.

All meals not covered by the above charges will be billed through guest meal vouchers.

Withdrawal from College: Except in exceptional circumstances, ONE ACADEMIC SEMESTER’S NOTICE should be given in writing. Fees for the semester of notice are payable in full.